Family Therapy in State College, PA—Therapists, Counselors and, Psychologists
You either love them or love to hate them. They’re in the media essentially every day for something new. The Kardashians. The Kardashian family has been in our lives since their first season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired in 2007. Unless you don’t have internet or cable, chances are you know more about this family than you care to. They fight, argue, make up, fight some more, cut each other out, and make up again. Sound familiar? Chances are you and your family experience similar ups and downs as the Kardashians. It just proves that no matter how famous you are or how much money you have, you and your family will run into turmoil. While it’s normal to bicker with those closest to you, there gets to be a certain point when it becomes very unhealthy. That’s when a family therapist might need to step in.
At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.” – Kim Kardashian
The reality is, we all fight with our loved ones from time to time and coming back from these conflicts isn’t always easy. Thriveworks State College Counseling can provide your family with family therapy. We have psychologists, counselors, and therapists who have years of experience in training in helping family units learn how to better communicate and resolve conflicts in a healthy manner. If this sounds like something your family could benefit from, reach out to our office to get scheduled.
Problems Addressed in Family Therapy
We understand that your family’s issues aren’t the same as the Kardashian’s. That’s why family therapy is designed to be unique to every family’s situation. It focuses on improving relationships and achieving greater overall health and happiness of each family member and the family as a whole. Common family problems that we see clients for at Thriveworks State College Counseling are:
- Mental illness, like depression or anxiety
- Divorce or separation
- Loss of a loved one
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Behavioral problems
- Parenting issues
- Financial stress or strain
- Major life changes like moving to a new city
- Poor communication and understanding
- Lack of trust
Although some of the concerns on the list above seem like individual problems, they do affect the family unit as a whole. It’s a snowball effect of unresolved emotions that can wreak havoc on the harmony of the home. Even if your specific family concern is not on the list, chances are we can help you. Our therapists and counselors have the skills necessary to help families through all of their challenges.
What Is Family Therapy Like at Thriveworks State College?
As we briefly mentioned earlier, we understand that each family and their challenges are unique to them. When starting to work with a therapist, they will assess each individual family member’s needs, concerns, and goals in order to identify where the root cause of the turmoil lies. With their assessments, your counselor will create an individualized plan of action to tackle the problems you have and help you achieve success. Most family therapy is short-term, meaning it can be completed in as little as nine sessions. However, that’s not to say that there’s something wrong with your family if it takes longer than nine sessions. We want to ensure that you are getting the care you need, no matter how long it takes.
Family therapy aims to:
- Build up trust and mutual understandings
- Improve communication skills
- Teach you effective problem-solving techniques
- Show you how to manage stress and anger in difficult situations
- Find common ground on longstanding issues to resolve them in order to move forward
- And more!
To achieve these goals and more, your therapist will use a variety of different methods and techniques. Each session may vary in the topics discussed and methods used based on progress and the family members in attendance. Our ultimate goal is to help you and your loved ones become stronger together.
Get Started with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks State College, PA
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! Thinking about taking the next step can be hard to come to terms with and a little scary. We are dedicated to making this an easy and safe process for you and your loved ones. Therapy just proves how much you want to make your relationships stronger.
When you are ready to get started, visit our online booking portal or call (814) 308-5043 to schedule your appointment. We have flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of everyone in attendance and have appointment times during the days, evenings, and weekends. In addition, we offer online counseling services to our clients because we understand that making it to an in-person session is not always the easiest option. Let us help you become healthier, happier, and more successful together.